Find out the real impact political marketing has on the democratic process

Winning Elections with Political Marketing is a unique look at the election process on both sides of the Atlantic, providing rare insight into how modern political communication and marketing strategies are used in the United States and the United Kingdom. The leading political researchers present a cross-section of their latest findings, augmented with easy-to-read tables, charts, and figures, and reinforced with extensive references and bibliographies. The book addresses the key issues that define the interplay between political marketing and the electorate in both countries, including advertising, research methods and cross-cultural research results, political choice behavior, imagery management, the integration of business and social science theory, and the impact of political marketing on democracy.

While the national election cycles of the two countries may be fundamentally different, their election processes share one thing in common-a trend toward “permanent campaigning” through embedded marketing tactics that’s becoming standard practice in the United States and the United Kingdom. Winning Elections with Political Marketing examines the theoretical underpinnings of policy development, the characteristics of a successful political candidate, political marketing from the perspective of the voters, campaign finance regulations, and the effects of technological changes on political communication.

Winning Elections with Political Marketing looks at:

  • The Political Triangle
  • determining market intelligence
  • class, rhetoric, and candidate portrayal
  • voter perceptions
  • the role of President as party leader
  • lobbying
  • constituent communication
  • voter behavior
  • grass roots campaigns
  • political consulting
  • the Internet and e-newsletters
  • the advantages of public funding
  • and a study of the United States presidential primaries from 1976 to 2004
Winning Elections with Political Marketing is an essential resource for political practitioners, researchers, and scholars, candidates seeking political office, lobbyists, political action groups, public relations professionals, journalists, fundraisers, advertising specialists, and anyone with an interest in the political process.

part |48 pages

Market Contexts And Developing Policy

chapter |21 pages

Voter Research And Market Position

Triangulation and Its Implications for Policy Development

chapter |24 pages

Mapping a Market Orientation

Can we Detect Political Marketing Only through the Lens of Hindsight?

part |89 pages

Political Marketing for Elites and Masses

chapter |22 pages

Not As Rich As You Think

Class, Rhetoric, and Candidate Portrayal During National Elections in the United States and the United Kingdom

chapter |23 pages

Marketing Parties in a Candidate-Centered Polity

The Republican Party and George W. Bush

chapter |26 pages

Grass Roots Lobbybing

Marketing Politics and Policy “Beyond the Beltway”

chapter |15 pages

Political Consulting and the Market

Who Lobbies for the Poor?

part |80 pages

Political Developments and the Contexts for marketing

chapter |27 pages

Political Parties, their E-Newsletters, and Subscribers

“One-Night Stand” or a “Marriage Made in Heaven”?

chapter |33 pages

First Hurdles

The Evolution of the Pre-Primary and Primary Stages of American Presidential Elections

chapter |16 pages

Running Clean in the American States

Experience with Public Funding of Elections